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NEVADA CITY, Calif. May 12, 2017 – Are you concerned about your health coverage and the health of our community? On Tuesday, May 16, there will be a free Town Hall Meeting at the Nevada Theatre from 6-8. There, you can learn about The Healthy California Act/Senate Bill 562, guaranteeing healthcare to all Californians, which was approved by the State Senate Health Committee on April 26th. It is now moving through our California State Legislature.

The event will start off with the informative documentary, “Now Is The Time”. At 6:45, KVMR, 89.5 FM, will begin to broadcast live from the meeting. Keynote Speaker, Michael Lighty, Director of Public Policy for National Nurses United, California Nurses Assoc. and one of the authors of this bill , will explain SB 562. Next, Mr. Lighty will be joined by a panel of distinguished policy experts and health care practitioners for a Q & A, facilitated by the League of Women Voter of Western Nevada County.

Additional panelists will be Aldebra Schroll, MD; Kathy Kennedy, RN, BSN, California Nurses Assoc. and Keith McCallin, PA-C, Regional Director of the Healthy California Campaign. This Town Hall is presented Health Care for All – Nevada County Chapter and several other organizations. To learn more about this bill, come to this important meeting or tune in to KVMR or go to www.healthycaliforniaact.org.

On May 19th at Lobby Day, in Sacramento, join medical students, doctors, nurses, and lay people from all across California who will be lobbying our legislators to ask them to guarantee that every California resident gets the healthcare they need through a just, equitable healthcare system. You may car pool or sign up for the FREE bus to Sacramento. You must sign up for a seat on the bus at https://goo.gl/8Z9O9e.

For more information about the Town Hall or the Rally on Lobby Day, call/text 530-388-0959.